Friday, June 22, 2007

Onshore


W WIND 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 1 FOOT. W SWELL 5 FT AT 8 SECONDS.
When exposed to the heat of the sun, soil warms more quickly than water. As the land warms, so does the air directly above it. As this warm air rises, cooler air from over the ocean flows toward the land. This onshore wind may provide a cooling effect for what would otherwise be an extremely hot region. As the sun goes down, the land cools more rapidly than the water. In early evening the air over the ocean is warmer than the air over the land, and the flow of air is reversed producing an offshore wind.
I keep waiting for the offshores...nothing yet.
Local Report:
Yesterday was the worst... ~doc
Bumpy, mushy, stacked, and disorganized. I took a nap while watching my crew catch nothing decent. It cleaned up (comparatively) around noon but it still sucked. I decided to join them around noon, caught 2 "waves", and called it a day. It wasn't worth it. ~grave wisdom

2 comments:

Manu said...

Hi Doc,
I am starting a web site soon called wwww.surfinoregon.com, and I hope me and my friends will be able to publish articles as good as you do on your blog.

Manu

fixated and dreaming... said...

Yeah.....we had the best day in three weeks down here...you could by the 21 people on it...surfed till almost dark. This am looks good....checking it shortly...